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messageRecommend a smoke alarm
Posted by Froglander 24 September, 2018 15:33

I'm looking for a few more that are easy to install. Any suggestions gratefully received.

messageRe: Recommend a smoke alarm
Posted by sjw 25 September, 2018 09:52

I think the fire service will do an inspection and recommend and install smoke alarms

messageRe: Recommend a smoke alarm
Posted by Mark 25 September, 2018 15:03

We had the fire service come round ours and they installed the Fire Angel ST-750 [www.fireangel.co.uk]. You can't get any easier to install than that.

Most of the battery operated ones are all pretty similar to install: find a joist in the ceiling in an appropriate place, screw the smoke alarm's base plate to it, attach smoke alarm and test.

How to Install A Fire Alarm [www.youtube.com]

messageRe: Recommend a smoke alarm
Posted by Froglander 25 September, 2018 20:35

Thanks for the link.

messageRe: Recommend a smoke alarm
Posted by Lowlander 25 September, 2018 21:12

Shouldn't have to find a joist - they're light enough to be supported by plasterwork

messageRe: Recommend a smoke alarm
Posted by emu 25 September, 2018 21:35

Or double sided tape

messageRe: Recommend a smoke alarm
Posted by Froglander 27 September, 2018 10:22

No joists and double sided tape sounds much easier.

messageRecommendation for a smoke alarm not operated by batteries please?
Posted by Smiley_blue_1234 May 13, 10:27PM

Hi all - does anyone have any recommendation for smoke alarm NOT operated by batteries? I have alarms in most rooms & have to replace 9V batteries once a year.
Im concerned on my impact on the environment and would like to find a greener solution please. Any recommendation would be much appreciated!!

Mark - thanks for the recommendation! On the website they mentioned 10-year battery powered. Has it worked so far please / how long have you had it for?

Thanks all!
Catherine

messageRe: Recommendation for a smoke alarm not operated by batteries please?
Posted by IlonaM May 16, 09:25AM

You can get 10-year smoke and heat sensor alarms (see: [www.safefiredirect.co.uk] and [www.screwfix.com] for examples). I have a ten-year heat sensor alarm in my kitchen. They use long life lithium batteries, but are 'sealed for life' so you would have to replace the unit after ten years.

messageRe: Recommend a smoke alarm
Posted by Sue May 16, 11:27AM

sjw Wrote:
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> I think the fire service will do an inspection and
> recommend and install smoke alarms


I requested a visit via their website.

Never heard from them.

messageRe: Recommendation for a smoke alarm not operated by batteries please?
Posted by Smiley_blue_1234 May 17, 12:33PM

Great, I will look at those options!
Many thanks, appreciated!

messageRe: Recommendation for a smoke alarm not operated by batteries please?
Posted by Smiley_blue_1234 June 04, 01:57PM

Hi all - just to tell you that I organised the home safety visit from the London Fire Brigade as Sue kindly recommended. A massive thank you!!!

The firemen came earlier and were very kind and helpful (aren't they always!). They gave me precise advice on alarms (types, numbers, location..) safety route, safety tips etc. They also kindly installed their 10-year alarms in my home for free. Best service ever!!

Details on how to book can be found there if you are interested:
[www.london-fire.gov.uk]

I hope this helps!

Best
Catherine x


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